“You cannot play football for fun” Says Pitso
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane, spoke highly about Percy Tau’s performance when the Brazilians thrashed Supersport United 3-1 at Loftus Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Pitso Mosimane who never minces his words spoke about Tau’s performance and bringing him back to Sundowns after spending a season with the Mpumalanga based team Witbank Spurs.
“I am very happy for Percy, we come far with Percy, he played the whole MDC year before last and reached the finals of MDC twice, you cannot play in the MDC finals twice and don’t achieve anything and I said he must go to Spurs to play because it’s his hometown. It was important for us to take him to a team that wants to win the league, not to play football only, but develop and give him responsibility. He was doing well and scoring goals, we were monitoring him.We fight a lot, proper fights,father and son. He sometimes, he turns to enjoy football too much and I am trying to make him aware that he must play industrious football, we have to score goals by the way.” said Pitso
He further explained about encouraging Tau to enjoy his Football at Sundowns and made example of players who came there young and did very well “I told him Bongani came here he was 20 years, he did the job, Keagan came here he was 21, Khama came here he was 22, so I told him there’s no difference. It’s his time,he must deliver, there’s nothing such as you are young, you must deliver. He understands and we have lot of meetings with Percy, very emotional boy, very good boy. Who wants to enjoy football and I am saying little of business and then you can put that fun.” explained Mosimane
Pitso was not happy about Tau, when he tried to cheer the crowd when jumping the ball when Mamelodi Sundowns was leading “At one stage on the left, when we were leading 3-1, he was trying to do those things and he knew I was focusing on him directly. These things of jumping balls,doing tricks, we not on circus here, we need to score goals. Messi goes through, Neymar goes through and score goals, these are world best players. I know, when I speak like these, articles come and there’s a radio station that plays my clip… You cannot play football for fun, there’s ball jugglers and I know sometimes you don’t like it, so be it.” concluded Pitso” Concluded Pitso.
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